Johannesburg, 01 August 2016 - Vicki Momberg's legal woes are far from over. The estate agent - known for her racist rant after a smash-and-grab incident in Johannesburg - is about to face seven additional charges of crimen injuria.
JOHANNESBURG - Former estate agent Vicki Momberg has been found guilty on all four counts crimen injuria.
Momberg gained notoriety after a video showing her hurling racist abuse at a black police officer went viral on social media in February 2016.
The officer was trying to assist her after she was involved in an alleged smash-and-grab incident.
Magistrate Pravina Raghoonandan said Vicki Momberg intended to humiliate the complainant and impaired dignity.
Raghoonandan said also said Momberg’s choice of words were racial and that the “k-word” is the most notorious word in South Africa and its use constitutes hate crime.
Momberg has been released on a warning and is due back in court on November 30.
She has been instructed not to leave Gauteng.
Earlier the court gave the media permission to broadcast the judgement.
Momberg had faced the same charge in Durban 11 years earlier, but those charges were later withdrawn.
During her trial, it was revealed Momberg used the K-word 48 times during her tirade.
In May, the state read out a report by Momberg’s psychiatrist, which had been submitted during the Equality Court proceedings against her.
It was revealed she had a psychological condition at the time of her outburst but had the ability to differentiate between right and wrong.
Momberg offered a temporary insanity defence during her testimony.
In June, the Equality Court ordered Momberg to pay R100,000 in damages to the officer she racially abused, Constable Clement Mkhondo.